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Family hike and snow

A long hike, but not one complaint from the kids. The first part of the trail is challenging... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
staylor0808
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Gainesville, Florida
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Wonderful Hike

We joined one of the park rangers for this hike who was very good guide. We learned about the... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2019
DRT135
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St. Marys, Georgia
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Awesome hike with a refreshing swim at the end! About 6 miles with two teenage daughters that did it comfortably. The

Date of experience: July 2016
10  Thank N2458FLmikes
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

Went on this hike with my son and husband. First I was hesitant, but I am so glad I went on the hike. We went in June, but it was still cool and rainy when we went. Pack a light jacket and poncho if chance of rain. The views of mountain goats at the end of the hike were great. We brought our hiking sticks to make our walk safer.

Date of experience: June 2016
7  Thank ABIGAIL6
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Into the polar bear plunge? Many people jump into the lake after the hike... hike is beautiful lots of spots to sit and enjoy the lake after the climb.

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank artiep977
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of the many trails at Glacier NP. It offers great vistas of lakes and forested areas. You'll have a chance to see wildlife including mountain goats.
It is a medium type of trail, not too hard for two 69 year old.

Date of experience: September 2016
14  Thank Retiredprofessors
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Starts out steep, but don't let that scare you. After the initial ascent the trail is fairly gentle. You'll pass through several types of terrain, from alpine meadow to cedar and pine woods that smell amazing, with lots of beautiful views out across the glacier-dug valley. There's quite a bit of water crossing the trail, as the peaks to the north are around 1500' above the trail and carry snow year-round in places, so bring some good hiking footwear. Also bring your filter and fill your flask from the glacier meltwater! In early September there were still a good bit of thimbleberries and huckleberries to snack on as well. There's even a rather... rustic... pit toilet on a little spur about halfway to the lake.
When you get to the end there is a nice little "beach" for relaxing, eating lunch, and chatting with your trailmates; or if solitude is more your thing, there is a good bit of accessible shoreline to explore away from the inevitable crowds. There is often a ranger there explaining various features of the lake, the glacier, and the valley. Watch out for the ground squirrels, they'll raid your pack for snacks if you're not careful!

Date of experience: September 2016
17  Thank Mark_and_Neida
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